Intellectual disability and the death penalty: current issues and controversies

By Marc J. Tassé and John H. Blume

Intellectual disability and the death penalty: current issues and controversies by Marc J. Tassé and John H. Blume
Added January 10, 2019

[This] book documents the legal and clinical aspects of the issues related to intellectual disability and the death penalty. [The book]: provides a comprehensive review of the legal and clinical aspects of the death penalty and intellectual disability; offers a detailed discussion of the Supreme court decision in Atkins v. Virginia as well as a review of court decisions since that 2002 ruling; details the diagnostic issues related to determination of intellectual disability, such as the assessment of intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, and age of onset; and shares best practices in clinical assessment and important forensic matters that must be considered. -- Provided by publisher

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